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FIFA is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal that has fans, players, and managers wound up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with retired footballer and former USA national team member Alexi Lalas.
Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.
Sunday Puzzle....
Because tomorrow is June 1st, today's game is one of categories based on the word "first." For each category, name something in it starting with each of the letters F-I-R-S-T.
B.B. King was buried Saturday at his museum in Indianola, Miss. Fans and friends came for a public viewing and memorial service to remember King's journey from the son of poor sharecroppers to an acclaimed musician.
The coal-powered S.S. Badger pulls out of the Ludington, Mich., harbor in Au...
The SS Badger — the largest coal-fired passenger ship operating in the U.S. — used to dump ash into the lake. After some alterations, the ship now plies its route without polluting the waters.
Novelist Saul Bellow, shown shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
Bellow's centennial is being marked with reprints and a new biography. Today, critics still savor his metaphor-rich prose; his son remembers the personal pain the great writer caused.